Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education credits required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two credits. However, those two credits must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six credits of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six credits must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four credits of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six credits).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

Some of the documents on this website contain links to information created and maintained by other organizations. The Well Management Section does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside sites.

Training Calendar

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2016: Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
February 2016
February 4 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Roseau, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 5 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 8 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Geophysical Studies in Minnesota

Justin Revenaugh, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 9 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
Continuing Education

The Plaza
1202 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman at 608-253-5466
February 10 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
Continuing Education

Comfort Inn and Suites
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman at 608-253-5466
February 11 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
Continuing Education

The Marriott West - Middleton
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive
Middleton, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman at 608-253-5466
February 11 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Winona, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 11-12 Credits Pending Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals
East Peoria Expo and Continuing Ed

100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas or 815-973-3000
February 12 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Caledonia, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 17 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Northfield, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 22 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Iceland: A Cold Geological Hot Spot
7 p.m.
Peter Huddleston, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 23-25 Credits Pending Wisconsin Wetlands Association
2016 Wetland Science Conference

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: Wisconsin Wetlands Staff or 608-250-9971
February 25 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
February 26 Credits Pending 2016 Spring MN Plumbing Training
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Contact: Scott at 701-238-9816 or Ruth at 701-238-4245
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March 2016
March 1 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
Continuing Education

Olympia Resort
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman at 608-253-5466
March 1 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 1-3 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
MRWA 32nd Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference

River’s Edge (Civic Center)
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
March 2 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
Continuing Education

Holiday Inn
Stevens Point-Convention Center
1001 Amber Street
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman at 608-253-5466
March 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 2 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, Minnesota
Contact: Ann Harris or 612-861-8693
March 2 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Clarion Inn
1630 Broadway Avenue
Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Dan Helmbrecht or 507-398-9978
March 3 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
Continuing Education

Flat Creek Inn and Suites
10290 Highway 27 South
Hayward, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman at 608-253-5466
March 3 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

9 a.m.
Eagles Club - Owatonna
141 East Rose Street
Owatonna, Minnesota
Contact: Jon Blough or 507-446-5416
March 4 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

9 a.m.
Austin Country Club
1202 28th Street Northeast
Austin, Minnesota
Contact: Keven Maxa
March 3-4 Credits Pending Michigan Ground Water Association (MGWA)
88th MGWA Convention and Annual Meeting

McCamly Plaza Hotel/Kellogg Arena
50 Capital Avenue Southwest
Battle Creek, Michigan
Contact: MGWA Staff at 855-225-6492
March 4 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Buffalo, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 4 Credits Pending Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS)
64th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGS Staff at 763-447-4230
March 7 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Assessing the Influence of Natural Copper-Nickel Mineralization on Water Quality

7 p.m.
Perry Jones, Minnesota Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall, Room 3-1210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
March 9 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

8:30 a.m.
Hutchinson Event Center
1005 Highway 15
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Contact: Ryan Ellenson or 320-583-1753
March 10 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Aitkin, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 11 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 11 Credits Pending Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Well Done Drillers School

1602 45th Street
North Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Richard Myhra at 701-237-4131
March 14-17 Credits Pending Water Quality Association (WQA)
WQA Convention and Exposition

Music City Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Contact: Nancy Henkel or 630-929-2511
March 15 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

10:30 a.m.
Worthington Comfort Suites and Conference Center
1447 Prairie Drive
Worthington, Minnesota
Contact: Deb Scheidt
March 15-17 4 Bilfinger Water Technologies
2016 Johnson Screens Groundwater and Wells Design Class
The Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
Golden, Colorado
Contact: Thom Hanna or 800-833-9473
March 16 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 16 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7 a.m.
Riverport Inn & Suites
900 Bruski Drive
Winona, Minnesota
Contact: Justin Larson
March 16 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Grand Casino Hinckley
777 Lady Luck Drive
Hinckley, Minnesota
Contact: Eloise Thorson
March 16 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:30 a.m.
The Fountains of Ramsey Event Center
7533 Sunwood Drive Northwest
Ramsey, Minnesota
Contact: Brianne Wodicka
March 16-17 Credits Pending Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association (MNGHPA)
2016 Annual Conference

Grand Casino Hinckley
Hinckley, Minnesota
Contact: MNGHPA Staff at 888-782-6815
March 17 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Rosemount Community Center
13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, Minnesota
Contact: Ann Harris or 612-861-8693
March 18 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

8:30 a.m.
Best Western Plus
2101 South Broadway Street
New Ulm, Minnesota
Contact: Alan Felber
March 18 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 18

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(2 MDH)

Preferred Pump and Equipment
Customer Appreciation Seminars

Best Western Kelly Inn
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Skip Lock at 320-253-8664
March 18 Credits Pending Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Mt. Vernon Continuing Ed

222 Potomac Boulevard
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas or 815-973-3000
March 21 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Volcanoes and Our Past

7 p.m.
Kent Kirby, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall, Room 3-1210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
March 23 2 Minnesota Department of Health
2016 Spring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
March 23 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7 a.m.
American Legion – Spicer
155 Lake Avenue South
Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: Troy Block
March 23-24 Credits Pending South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
28th Annual Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference

Best Western Ramkota Hotel
920 West Sioux Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota
Contact: Brian Walsh or 605-773-3296
March 24 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7 a.m.
Old No. 1 Bar and Grill
412 Atlantic Avenue
Morris, Minnesota
Contact: Troy Block
March 24 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Contact: Ann Harris or 612-861-8693
March 24 Credits Pending First Supply - La Crosse, Wisconsin
2016 First Supply Pump Show

La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Contact: Wyatt Buttke at 608-791-3603
March 25 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7 a.m.
Fat Daddy’s Bowling Alley
115 30th Avenue East
Alexandria, Minnesota
Contact: Troy Block
March 29-April 1 Credits Pending Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA)
28th Annual Technical Conference

Hyatt/KI Convention Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: WRWA Staff or 715-344-7778
March 30 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7 a.m.
American Legion – Brainerd
708 Front Street
Brainerd, Minnesota
Contact: Lisa Mars
March 30 6
(2 MDH)
First Supply - Rochester
2016 Classes for Pump and Well Contractors

Holiday Inn
2635 Northwest 43rd Street
Owatonna, Minnesota
Contact: Charlie Peterson at 507-536-2631
March 31 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 31 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

6:30 a.m.
Henry’s Banquet Center
6774 Highway 25 Northeast
Foley, Minnesota
Contact: Troy Block
March 31 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Prom Center
484 Inwood Avenue North
Oakdale, Minnesota
Contact:  Ann Harris
March 31 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

11:30 a.m.
American Legion - Crookston
102 South Ash Street
Crookston, Minnesota
Contact:  Alana Erickson or 701-857-0806
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April 2016
April 1 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 1 Credits Pending Pipeline Supply, Inc.
20th Annual Spring Show

Monticello Community Center
Monticello, Minnesota
Contact: Carrie Sundberg or 218-327-3322
April 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Fairmont, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 4 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2016 Spring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
April 4 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Wisconsin Wild Minerals

7 p.m.
William Cordua, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall, Room 3-1210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 5 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

5:30 p.m.
New York Mills City Hall
28 East Centennial Drive
New York Mills, Minnesota
Contact:  Jane Snethen or 218-346-8404
April 7 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 8 Credits Pending St. Hilaire Supply Company
2016 Dealer Meeting and Spring Show

St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Gary Sorvig at 218-964-5222
April 11 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

10 a.m.
American Legion - Park Rapids
900 First Street East
Park Rapids, Minnesota
Contact:  Esther Simon or (218) 732-3377
April 11-13 Credits Pending Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
77th Annual University of Minnesota Mining Symposium

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: SME Staff or 303-948-4200
April 12 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 12 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
April 13 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Cambridge, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 18 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

5:15 p.m.
Bemidji Eagles
1270 Neilson Avenue Southeast
Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact:  Esther Simon or (218) 732-3377
April 19 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:15 a.m.
Timberlake Lodge – Grand Rapids
144 Southeast 17th Street
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Kim Wagner
April 19-21 Credits Pending School of Natural Resources University of Nebraska-Lincoln
51st Annual Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Catoosa, Oklahoma
Contact: Chris Clarke at 405-522-4998 or Scott Cosby at 405-522-4996
April 20 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

5:30 p.m.
Eagles Club - Thief River Falls
305 Red Lake Boulevard
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Contact:  Keith Leines or 218-687-5251
April 20 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elk River, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
April 24-27 Credits Pending National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
2016 Groundwater Summit

Denver, Colorado
Contact: NGWA Staff at 800-851-7379
April 30 Credits Pending Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Malta Continuing Ed

21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas or 815-973-3000
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May 2016
May 2 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Have Canoe, Will Travel: Geology of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

5-8:30 p.m.
Mark Jirsa, Minnesota Geological Survey
Spring Banquet and Lecture, U Garden Restaurant
2725 University Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
May 4 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Litchfield, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
May 4 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7 a.m.
Superior Shores Resort and Conference Center
1521 Superior Shores Drive
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Contact:  Paul Johnson or 218-834-8812
May 5-6 Credits Pending Institute of Lake Superior Geology
2016 62nd Annual Meeting

University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: Jim Miller at 218-726-6582 or Christian Schardt at 218-726-7899
May 25 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Hermantown, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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June 2016
June 16 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Wahkon, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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July 2016
July 13 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Rushford, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
July 21 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Chaska, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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August 2016
August 16 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Fulda, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
August 30 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Stillwater, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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September 2016
September 1 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
September 28 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Zumbrota, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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October 2016
October 5 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Apple Valley, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
October 6 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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November 2016
November 9 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Glenville, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
November 30 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Waite Park, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792
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December 2016
December 6 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Mountain Iron, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff or 800-367-6792

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 10:35AM